20 April 2011


April seems to have disappeared in a blur.  I know there is still a little bit of it left but with school holidays and two birthdays in them - I am ready for a sit down!!!

So when I get home at night some stitching in front of the telly is a nice way to wind down and relax with the boys. Its amazing how I can cope with Man vs Wild eating who knows what when I  have something nice to stitch!!!!!

A sweet stitchery was required so I picked one of Kristen's beautiful peacock garden designs and decided to use some Threadworx overdyed thread to stitch it .... what do you think...

It's a lovely stitchery to do, as are all of Kristen's designs.  What to do once it is finished?? Bag... Stretched over a canvas... in a hoop...

Answer:  ...it will be a cushion with about a 4" border all the way around in this lovely teal fabric - I know it is simple but I like it. (I must admit there has been a bit of cushion overload here as I have also been playing with charm squares - more of that soon).

The problem is that the boys have just noticed that Kristen also does robots....

Take a look at all the lovelies over at Kristen's shop and remember she will be with Melly and Jodie here at the Daylesford Craft Experience in June!!  I dont know about you but I am getting a bit excited (and a bit nervous too).

Hope you have a lovely Easter and if you are heading this way, don't forget to drop in to the Daylesford Makers Market at the Primary School.

02 April 2011


It seems that this year is going to fly - and I am going to be catching up all the time!!!

There are heaps of things about to happen so I thought I would talk about them in no particular order.

First.... school holidays are just around the corner!!! We have some fun things to do in the shop during the two weeks

Click here to take a look at what's in store for our talented kids.

Second... Westalee.... The very talented Leonie and Bill are coming to visit Threadneedle on  Saturday May 14th!!! 

Leonie created a different approach to quilting rulers and went on the New Inventors a few years ago.  Well she won the People's Choice on that particular evening and then for the whole year. 

The great thing about these rulers and now templates etc.etc. is that they are all Australian designed and made.

Third...Resin Class.  We have had lots of interest but not for April... so... we are going to delay the series of resin classes until June, commencing June 11 and going for three weekends.  Looking forward to this immensely. So if you interested in joining in but were one of those that couldn't make it in April, drop me a line.

Fourth...Daylesford Craft Experience .. we are running out of space so if you want to come and play with Melly, Jodie, Kristen and me drop me an email asap...I am lining up the goodies as we speak and drooling over designs..

And finally... if you are heading out to Daylesford the Makers Market is on with a Frock Swap & Chop - believe me it looks fantastic.  If you can't make it this weekend come at Easter.

Phew....  I think I need a coffee